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Small Business Services Directory

Use the search fields below to find hundreds of organizations in New York City that can provide you with help in starting or running your small business. Included in this searchable database are programs which offer business advice, loans, grants, location assistance, and a wide range of other services for small businesses throughout the city — often at no cost or for a low fee.

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SIBL uses advanced technology to provide businesses with up-to-date information. Visitors to the Library can use its computers to access online business databases and the internet. Wired and wireless internet access is available. SIBL's Electronic Information Center offers hands-on, instructional classes on using the Library's licensed databases. SIBL maintains a full schedule of evening seminars and workshops on business topics. SIBL also sponsors an annual Business Plan Competition. Information about this competition is available at SIBL's Small Business home page. SIBL houses a SCORE office whose experienced business executives offer free advice on how to start and run a small business. Call 212-592-7033 to make an appointment. Note: There are other SCORE offices throughout the City. Search the Services Locator for additional locations in the 5 boroughs.

SCORE offers free individual counseling by experienced retired and active executives on all aspects of starting and running a small business. In addition, seminars and workshops are offered regularly on a variety of topics including How To Start A Business,International Trade, Business Plans, and How To Get Financing. The Bronx office is open Thursdays ONLY, 10:AM - 4:00PM. Note: Check hours for SCORE offices in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx under their separate listings.

SCORE offers free individual counseling by experienced retired and active executives on all aspects of starting and running a small business. In addition, seminars and workshops are offered regularly on a variety of topics including How To Start A Business,International Trade, Business Plans, and How To Get Financing. The Brooklyn office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call for specific hours. Note: Check hours for SCORE offices in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx under their separate listings.

SCORE offers free advisory, individual counseling from retired or active business executives on all aspects of starting and running a small business. SCORE regularly offers workshops and seminars on a variety of topics - International Trade, Writing a Business Plan, Strategies for Succeeding in Business, Financing a Small Business, etc. SCORE counselors are available on Wednesday 11am - 3pm. By appointment only

SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, is a not-for-profit volunteer association of business people who provide free confidential business consulting. A SCORE counselor will help you define your needs and evaluate your options. They will meet you at any SCORE office in the five boroughs. Counseling may take one to several sessions; but you will have someone to assist you with business problems. SCORE also regularly offers seminars and workshops on a variety of topics including How To Start A Small Business; International Trade; Business Plans; and How To Get Financing. SCORE's main office is open Monday through Thursday 9-4 pm, Friday from 10 to 2pm. No appointment is necessary. Note: There are other SCORE offices throughout the city. Check listings under Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island. and the Bronx. Hours vary from office to office ; call the main office for additional information, or check the listings for other SCORE locations in the Programs Locator database.

SCORE at SIBL provides FREE advisory services to small business managers and entreprenuers (startup, preparing a business plan, applying for a business loan, forming a corporation or partnership), one on one appointments and workshops and seminars at low cost. SCORE Counseling Schedule at SIBL are: Monday 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Tuesday thru Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday and Saturday 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Please call 212-592-7033 for an appointment. Other SCORE offices are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn,  and The Bronx. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 212-264-4507. Staten Island residents contact your SCORE chapter at 718-727-1221.

SCORE offers free individual counseling from experienced retired executives on all aspects of starting and running a small business. In addition, seminars and owrkshops are offered regularly on a variety of topics including "How to Start a Business" and "How to Get Financing." SCORE Chapter 476 has three Staten Island locations: at the Chamber of Commerce on 130 Bay Street (open Wednesdays from 9am-12pm, appointment necessary); at Santander Bank, 1550 Richmond Road (open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12pm, no appointment necessary); and at the St. George Library, NY Public Library at 5 Central Avenue, 718-442-8560 on Saturday mornings (appointment neccessary).

The New York District Office is responsible for the delivery of the SBA's many programs and services to 14 counties in downstate New York. A Long Island Branch Office is located at 350 Motor Pkwy, Suite 109 in Hauppauge [631-454-0750].
The LaGuardia CC Small Business Development Center offers free one-to-one counseling to business owners and to entrepreneurs. Clients learn to understand the importance of a business plan; discover funding sources; prepare for e-commerce; identify opportunities for exporting goods and services; develop marketing plans; assess an invention's viability; and comply with licensing and regulation requirements. The Center sponsors regularly scheduled workshops and seminars. Services are available on an appointment basis. Contact the Center at the above telephone number or visit their website and fill out an electronic appointment form. Services are available 9-5 Monday-Friday. Note: there are other SBDC's in the metropolitan area. Check the Services Locator for Centers in other boroughs.

The Baruch SBDC offers free one-on-one counseling and training on all aspects of starting and operating a business. Together with the Field Center for Entrepreneurship within which it is located, certified business counselors and Baruch business school professors provide assistance with a wide range of business challenges. These challenges include the creation of a focused business plan, selecting funding alternatives, understanding financial statements, developing marketing plans, planning an on-line business, and complying with licensing and regulatory requirements. MBA students can provide technical assistance. Note: There are other SBDCs within NYCs five boroughs.

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